View Full Version : laoded mags getting hit?

December 31, 2005, 09:16 AM
ive always wondered with the tac vest that are so popular now people are strapping lots of loaded magazines to their chest. now what would happen if they were to get shot throught one of thoes magazines? would the rounds explode or move out of the way or what?

December 31, 2005, 09:38 AM
take a look there, apparently the rounds cook off, and the mags do very little to slow rifle bullets

December 31, 2005, 09:53 AM
thanks thts just what i wanted to know. i didnt expect the mags to stop much but they didnt make it worse at least.

December 31, 2005, 09:59 AM
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January 1, 2006, 01:42 AM
Interesting article. Personally I don’t think that there was any evidence that the rounds fired through the mags weren’t slowed down at all. They simply came out the back. It would have been better if they shot something like a stack of news papers to test penetration of the rounds they were shooting and then put a similar stack behind the loaded mags and compared them the depth of penetration between them. Aside from that, very interesting. I have a galls 6 mag tactical vest. I’ll probably never use it in a combat situation but it’s good for holding spare mags and good to practice tactical reloads with. Glad to know if I ever get shot wearing it I won’t get 3 or 4 of the rounds that were in one of the mags going off and hitting me in one of my arms or something.

January 1, 2006, 02:01 AM
The Tac style vests we were issued by the Army could be worn over body armor. It had a corset type adjustment in the back and adjustable straps so you could downzise it also for wear without the vest.